Category Archives: reptiles

Sue’s new digs

by Greg Mayer Sue, the remarkably complete Tyrannosaurus rex discovered by (and named for) Sue Hendrickson, and excavated by Pete Larson and the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, has long graced Stanley Field Hall at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History. Last year, the Museum announced that Sue would be moved upstairs, into the […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Time to think about sending me photos again; seven dollops a week really lowers the tank.  And if you’re reader Peter Ayling, please contact me, as I seem to have no copies of the photos you sent. Today we have some lovely photos from reader Terry Milewski, who has appeared on this site before (see […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have some photos from reader Don McCrady, whose work hasn’t appeared here for a while. These are some of 5,000 photos he took on a recent trip to Namibia, and we’re promised more. Don’s captions are indented. Here are a few shots of some of the wildlife we could see at the Erindi […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

This will be the last dollop of photos until mid-November, but if you’ve sent them to me, they will appear eventually. Today Reader Tony Eales from Brisbane has some great photos from Brunei. His notes and IDs are indented. So I went to Brunei as a paying volunteer on a taxonomic expedition with a group […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I am running low on photos, so please send in your good ones. Thanks. We have a few contributors today, the first being Piotr Naskrecki (website here), a naturalist and photographer who’s been working in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique. He didn’t contribute this; rather, I took it from his Facebook post—with permission.  Photographers’ notes […]

Gecko butt dials many people from seal hospital

From Snopes we get some non-fake news (click on screenshot).  I’ve been butt-dialed by people a few times, but never by a gecko. But in an animal hospital in Hawaii that cares for monk seals, an intruder gecko butt-dialed many, many times with its little sticky feet. Click on the screenshot to see the story: An […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have the penultimate set of photos from reader Joe Dickinson’s trip to Africa in 2012. His notes are indented: It is pretty common to see a warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) kneeling to graze.  You can tell from the hose in the background that this one is on the grounds of one of our hotels. The […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Stephen Barnard has some photos of the local elk: This morning I was sneaking up on a herd of at least sixty elk (Cervus canadensis), with several bulls bugling away, when this mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) and her fawn turned the corner at close range. They stared at me for quite awhile, not knowing what to […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have a potpourri today. First, photos from Margaret Shofner, who says this about the Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana): The whole world loves cat food. We get possums and raccoons when I forget to bring in the porch kitties’ food. We live in a small town in north-central Texas. I’m rarely without a lap cat, […]

Reader’s wildlife photos

Today have a grab-bag of singletons (and one doubleton) sent by readers. (If you’re reading this, nobody is looking at the science posts; see here.) From Diana MacPherson. Just took the picture of an Eastern garter snake (Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis) that was hiding along the base of a tomato plant pot. Poor […]